January 20, 2009
Association of Bloggers (Singapore) is a non-profit association. It is dedicated to promoting, protecting and educating its members; supporting the development of blogging as new media. I hope eventually it can help to provide legal assistance to bloggers too. It is a professional body for bloggers in Singapore.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Go and join if you are a Singapore blogger."
August 09, 2008
I used to really like reading Kenny Sia's site. He used to be this nice, humble guy who could really make me laugh. He sounded like the most devoted boyfriend when talking about Nicole, his ex. And he was your every day bloke you could easily relate to.
Fame + ego + cannot take the wave of internet criticism = Everything changed. Fame went to his head, and nice guy Kenny went away.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The writer offers a chronological analysis of how fame via blogging can change even the most decent of people, and may offer an insight into how such a filial son can turn into a philandering boyfriend."
April 04, 2007
IT’S TIME TO CHUCK ALL THE PAST MEMORIES ASIDE AND START AFRESH!!!
Because for the GRAND FINAL, everyone is allowed to send in their entries! Yes – we decided to throw the submission open to everyone – whether or not you won any prizes from the previous rounds, one of the bi-weekly top bloggers, or a newbie taking part for the very first time! Everyone stands an equal chance!
In addition, we also added a judging component. Meet our five cool judges here:
Recommended by alvinism: "Angelique from Tomorrow.SG is one of judges, together with Power 98 Deejay- Rosalyn, Alan Leong from Shearnation (the guy who designed Xiaxue's blog masthead) and blogger, Charles Ng."
February 26, 2007
Thanks to your continual support, we received a fair amount of entries for Round 4 as well… Once again, we are throwing it out for everyone to help us decide the winner. We will be presenting to you some of the best entries for you guys to vote on who best deserves the Nintendo DS Lite (as we really can't decide)!
Recommended by alvinism: "The blogging festival is being run by Youth.SG to promote youth bloggers in the blogosphere. It will be good to give eleven of these young ones some publicity to encourage them."
January 06, 2007
To usher in the New Year, Youth.SG invites you to join “I am @ Youth.SG”, our very own blogging festival. All you need to do is write an entry about yourself and your interests based on the theme “I Am @ Youth.SG”. The best entries will be featured on Youth.SG and bloggers stand to win attractive prizes!
Recommended by alvinism: "Any initiative to promote blogging is good. Especially youths since they are the future leaders.
July 31, 2006
in today's (30th July 2006) The Sunday Times Lifestyle front page, the newspaper very blatantly infringed the Copyright Act by publishing pictures taken off various blogs without prior authorisation of a number of the photographers.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "the thread topic starter is calling Straits Times tomorrow to get an explanation from Straits Times regarding the use of some photographs taken without authorisation. "
March 02, 2006
Just the other day, I was on an outing with two such friends, when upon my arrival, I was immediately posed the above question. None of your usual "Hello, how's things?" just wham, "Out with it, so what's your blog address?"
Recommended by Tym: "A review of the local blogging scene in The Substation Magazine."
December 13, 2005
1. sTicKyCaPs. I HaVe No IdEa wHy ThEy LoVe tO wRiTe lIke ThIs, sO IrRiTaTiNg lOrX, I dUn eVeN kNoW WhAt tHe hElL ThEy aRe wRitEiNg aBoUt, aNd tHeY aRe So pROuD Of It lOlx ~
2. Are kids today having grammar problems? Or did teachers teach them to write extra letters? For example: todaee horr, thatt teaacherr verii thee cb lehh.. keepp piickiing on miie iin class.. ii dunn liike herr faccee lorr… Or are they blind or what? Can’t see that I there, so there’s a need to add an extra I? If you really can’t see, please go and get yourself a pair of spectacles in case if there’s this need of adding more extra letters in words in the future!
3. After grammar, comes the vocabulary problem. Can’t they just spell properly? Their you = euu, is = ishhh, blog = bloggie, cool = kewl, me = moii or meii, etc. If they really want to be inventors pleases invent some extraordinary words that are not being found in any dictionary instead of just changing their spelling! No wonder our English standard is dropping, hAiX~
Recommended by GeckoZ: "interesting to see a list of how irritating bloggers abuse their blog and the bloggosphere, although, it's their "own blog" afterall."
December 12, 2005
It seems that Republic Poly has jumped up the blogging bandwagon and it's looking pretty good.
The students are in charge of it and everyone is welcomed to comment.
Recommended by zhi yang: "cause i'm also curious about the school's editorial process. does the blog admin decides what goes on the school blog or is it up to the students' judgement? (whether it is appropriate) "
December 07, 2005
Sydney Morning Herald said:
Many local bloggers are unaware that they may be liable for everything they write on their sites, not to mention all of the colourful comments made by contributors.
Our new sedition laws will make this worse.
Blogs fall under the same defamation and other laws that regulate all media organisations in the country.
Recommended by Mr Miyagi: "The pinch is felt globally?"
November 09, 2005
The Blog Boyz said:
As the prevalence and social influence of weblogs continue to increase, the issue of the ethics of bloggers is relevant not only to the blogging community, but also to people outside it.
This study explored ethical beliefs and practices of two distinct groups of bloggers--personal and non-personal--through a worldwide web survey. Over a period of three weeks, 1,224 responses were collected and analysed.
Recommended by mb: "This honors thesis study by undergraduates at the School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University (SCI/NTU), is going to be presented at the Second Annual International Conference on Social Science Research in Florida."
October 18, 2005
A couple of us in the Gahmen are organising an informal get-together for those interested in Gahmenblogging. In line with official policy, bartop dancing will be permitted. However, nobody will be arrowed to take Minutes. Those interested can sign up here.
Recommended by vantan: "This is an initiative by two public servants, vantan.org and ramblinglibrarian.blogspot.com, to meet up with other like-minded Gahmenders, to discuss how we can use blogs to communicate with the public in a friendlier way. "
October 13, 2005
To the extent of sending a mail to remind their students how to blog.
You may know by now that Blogging is a very popular internet past time and may have your own personal Blog site or participated in some.
Whatever your blogging experience, here are some very important info to protect you.
August 31, 2005
We have observed some flak in various quarters of the blogosphere about our policy of not asking for permission before linking people's blog posts. (Incidentally, 2 of those quarters had "Tomorrow i'm not free lah!!" stickers, so we cannot link to them)
...Continue reading On our linking policy
August 24, 2005
The Other Side of the Rainbow analyses corporate blogging from an advertiser's point of view:
If corporate blogs, like HideOut’s, can exist with no ire, why did "Claire" solicit offense? Corporate blogging already lacks a human touch and the void was exacerbated with "Claire's" outright lie of an existence. (To learn a lesson or two about the importance of being personal, read the coverage of the papal mass.) Once the sincerity of a corporate blogger is ascertained, advertisers might find corporate blogging a stronger communication channel to serve public relations objectives than those of advertising. Boeing’s Vice-President of Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle, Randy Baseler’s blog is a fine example and for good measure, Neil Gaiman’s too. (BTW professional blogger, Xiaxue, is not considered a corporate blogger because her blog was not started for extra pocket money; she was lucky like that.)
July 17, 2005
For all those of you who either forgot or didn't have a chance to buy our T-shirts, we have a small surplus of T-shirts from Bloggers.SG. To wit:
All gone, sorry.
They are still on sale for the low, low price of S$10. Local meetups may be arranged at our discretion. Foreign orders are accepted too, with the requisite postage fee (no handling!) tacked on.
For those who have not glimpsed the design can view an older version here (apart from one or two colour changes and spelling 'orh' correctly, it's the same as the final design).
Please email your orders to email@example.com. T-shirts will be sold on a first come first served basis.
July 13, 2005
Rambling Librarian said:
Due to overwhelming response to the first ever Singapore Blogger's Convention, the organisers have moved the venue to a larger one instead of WRL as planned earlier.
Would have been really nice to have held the event at the library (normally we charge a fee for the space, and actually I had to turn down one booking). I'm not complaining 'cos I'd wish the organisers for a good turnout for Bloggers.SG as well.
At least the venue-booking at WRL isn't wasted. The organisers agreed to proceed with a talk in the morning. Nice of Xiaxue, Mr Brown and Preetam to volunteer their time.
Our target audience are parents and teachers, but the event is open to anyone who wants to attend.
Get your parents, teachers or clueless colleagues to attend this workshop at Woodlands Regional Library, 10am-12pm, Sat 16 July 2005 (yes, some of us have to be in two places on that day).
Follow the link for the detailed programme.
July 06, 2005
...Continue reading Bloggers.SG 2005 - Change in Venue and Other Updates
May 14, 2005
What do Superblogs (like Boingboing, Huffington Post, or Tomorrow.sg) mean for the rest of us bloggers?
I see two immediate positive effects:
1) to popularize blogging to the masses
2) to highlight salient news & opinions
I also see two possibly weaker negative effects:
1) to polarize the blogosphere where the popular get more popular, the lesser known get even lesser known; works like in-groups or cliches
2) agenda setting through editorial gatekeeping
May 10, 2005
straydog said ...In the aftermath of the A*Star incident (or not!), here's a site that devotes itself to the backlashes of blogging. It even has powerpoint slides that has both serious and humorous headlines such as:
* Special Ops Takes Out Blogistan Before Invasion * Live Life, Don't Blog * Blog Addiction Up 376% * All Doubts Removed - Manager's Blog Shows He Is Stupid * Wife Wins Joint Weblog In Divorce Court - Husband Gets Kids